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L. Trossard
4 - 0
P. Groß
L. Trossard
3 - 0
Marc Cucurella
L. Trossard
2 - 0
Diogo Dalot
Yellow Card
M. Caicedo
1 - 0

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42% 58%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 373 526
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Brighton are next in action against Leeds next Sunday on the road, while United have two weeks to prepare for their final Premier League match of the season away to Crystal Palace.
Brighton and Hove Albion have produced a sensational performance to defeat Manchester United 4-0 at the Amex Stadium. Moises Caicedo put the Seagulls ahead in the first half before Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard delivered an onslaught after the break to humiliate the Red Devils. Ralf Rangnick's men can no longer qualify for the Champions League as a result of their loss tonight and are on course for their worst Premier League finish. Brighton move up to ninth place on 47 points with two matches to play in their campaign.
90' + 2' Ronaldo lines up a strike at goal that is blocked by Dunk before Dalot gathers the rebound. He fires low and hard towards goal, but Sanchez makes the stop.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
90' SAVE! Gross hits a low drive towards the bottom-right corner with power from 20 yards, but De Gea gets down sharply to push the ball wide of the post.
89' Gross fails to beat the first man with his cross, but then turns Fred inside and out to find Cucurella. However, the Spaniard sends his cross behind for a goal-kick.
88' Caicedo uses his body to great effect to win a free-kick on the left flank from McTominay's challenge.
86' CHANCE! Welbeck tries to put the icing on the cake as he collects a loose ball 25 yards from goal and curls a strike towards goal, but his effort bends inches wide of the post with De Gea scrambling.
85' Maguire attacks a deep cross from Fernandes at the back post and steers a strike towards goal. Sanchez makes a good reaction stop, although the offside flag goes up anyway.
N. Maupay
L. Trossard
83' Trossard has been outstanding tonight. He receives a standing ovation before being withdrawn for Maupay.
82' WIDE! It has been that sort of that for Ronaldo as he collects from Cavani and drags his left-footed strike wide of the target.
80' Fred goes down under pressure from Gross down the left flank, but the cross from Fernandes from the resulting free-kick is claimed with ease by Sanchez.
78' The home side's intensity has just dropped over the last 10 minutes. Potter will want his side to see this game with their clean sheet intact.
T. Lamptey
S. March
76' March is withdrawn after a fine shift down the right flank. Lamptey replaces him for the final 14 minutes.
74' SAVE! Fernandes drops his shoulder to break away from Caicedo and he fires at goal from 20 yards, but he sends his effort straight at Sanchez.
72' DISALLOWED GOAL! Maguire powers a header at goal from Fernandes' corner that Sanchez does brilliantly to save. The England defender latches on to the rebound and fires at goal on the half-volley. It travels towards the target before Cavani stabs it home, but the forward is offside and boots the ball away in frustration after seeing the flag.
70' WIDE! Ronaldo collects in the final third and tries to line up space for a strike at goal, but his slices his effort wide of the right post.
H. Maguire
70' Mata is withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Maguire.
69' SAVE! Fernandes latches on to a deflected corner from Telles on the edge of the box and rifles an effort at goal on the half-volley. It travels through a crowd, but Sanchez watches it all the way and beats it away from goal.
68' Manchester United have conceded 56 goals in the Premier League this season, their most in a single campaign in the competition
A. Webster
A. Mac Allister
67' Mac Allister is withdrawn after a fine performance in the final third and is replaced by Webster.
65' OFF THE POST! Brighton cut open the United defence with ease once more, but Mac Allister cannot apply the finish from close range as Dalot puts in a desperate challenge. Mac Allister and Gross combine with a neat one-two break into the box. Mac Allister has to steer a strike past De Gea to make it five, but Dalot reacts with a sliding tackle to force the ball onto the post and wide.
63' WHAT A SAVE! Brighton can do no wrong today as Sanchez denies Cavani with a brilliant stop. The forward attacks a precise cross from Mata and plants a powerful header towards goal, but the Brighton keeper produces an outstanding one-handed save before the home side scramble away the rebound.
L. Trossard
60' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! TROSSARD MAKES IT FOUR!!!!! 4-0 BRIGHTON!!!! United are crumbling amid brilliance from the home side in the final third. Trossard guides the ball home on the line with his chest to send the Brighton fans into dreamland. Gross releases Welbeck with a precise throughball into the inside-right channel. Welbeck chips his effort over De Gea, and although Dalot clears off the line, Trossard is there to make sure it's over with his chest. A VAR check confirms the goal.
L. Trossard
57' Trossard releases the run of Gross with an incisive pass before the German applies the finish.
P. Groß
57' WHAT A FINISH BY GROSS!!!!! BRIGHTON 3-0!!!!!! Gross pours on the agony for United with a super finish with his left foot, displaying a clinical edge in front of goal. Cucurella latches on a precise kick out from the back from Sanchez and then offloads to Trossard. The Belgian threads the needle for Gross and he takes a good first touch away from Varane before clipping a strike away from De Gea into the bottom-right corner.
56' SAVE! Mata takes the ball out of the air on the edge of the Brighton box and steers a volley towards goal that Sanchez watches all the way before making the stop.
56' Manchester United have now conceded 54 goals this season in the Premier League, their joint-worst campaign since 1992 along with the 2018/19 campaign.
55' OVER! Dalot is allowed to press forward for the visitors and he lines up an ambitious strike at goal that he launches well over the bar.
52' Brighton have had two players score their first Premier League goal for the club in the same game for the first time since December 2019 v Bournemouth (Mooy and Jahanbakhsh).
50' Trossard twists and turns down the inside-left channel and fires across the face of goal. Lindelof has to head it away from danger before Welbeck can pounce.
L. Trossard
49' Trossard holds his composure after collecting on the left flank. He picks out Cucurella with an accurate pass before the Spaniard finds the net.
Marc Cucurella
49' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! CUCURELLA NOTCHES HIS FIRST BRIGHTON GOAL!!!!!!! 2-0!!!!!! The home side double their advantage as the Spaniard fires home from the inside-left channel into the roof of the net. Trossard collects a cross on the byline and spots Cucurella in space. The wing-back holds his composure and drills his effort past De Gea with power to send the Brighton fans into raptures.
Diogo Dalot
Yellow Card
47' Dalot slides in hard on Trossard in the middle of the park after losing out to Cucurella.
46' We're back under way at the Amex Stadium.
A. Elanga
46' Elanga struggled to get involved in the game in the first half. He is replaced at the break by Fred.
E. Cavani
N. Matić
46' Matic is withdrawn at the break for the visitors and is replaced by Cavani. The Serb was off the pace.
United failed to have a shot on target in the first half and Ronaldo's booking epitomised the frustration of the Red Devils. They've not laid a glove on the home side, and that has to change if they are to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season alive.
Brighton hold a 1-0 lead over Manchester United at the break in their Premier League clash. Moises Caicedo fired the home side ahead with a precise strike from 20 yards to notch his first goal for the Seagulls. Graham Potter's men could have been further in front, but Danny Welbeck missed a good opportunity against his former club. United have been listless in the final third and their quest to reach the top four looks to be ending with a whimper tonight.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Yellow Card
45' Ronaldo catches Dunk with a late challenge and goes into the book. He's furious with the decision from the referee.
43' CHANCE! Varane makes a terrible mistake as he scuffs his clearance from Sanchez's ball over the top. De Gea is off his line as Welbeck pounces on the loose ball and he goes for a first-time strike that he lifts agonisingly over the bar.
42' Gross' initial cross is cleared by the United defence as far as Cucurella. He clips a cross back towards Dunk, but the defender cannot make clean contact with his effort and the visitors scramble it away.
41' March wins the ball from Matic deep in the United half and then draws a foul from the Serb. Brighton have a free-kick in a useful position.
39' OVER! Ronaldo lines up the resulting free-kick at goal, but he blazes his effort well over the bar.
38' Caicedo brings down Fernandes on the edge of the Brighton box, handing United a free-kick in a dangerous position.
36' Cucurella makes another drive into the box, but instead of teeing up Gross in space, he opts for a pass to Trossard which is cleared by Lindelof.
35' WIDE! McTominay is dispossessed by Mac Allister and allows Trossard to break to the edge of the box. He opens up room to fire at goal on his left foot, but he skews his effort harmlessly wide of the target.
34' Gross and March try to combine once more, but the latter just moves too soon and is caught offside from the German's throughball.
33' March releases Gross down the right flank and he fires a dangerous low ball across the face of goal. Welbeck looks to attack the cross, but Lindelof clears ahead of the forward.
31' BLOCK! Cucurella latches on to Gross' corner after Fernandes fails to clear. He fires at goal on his left foot, but Fernandes atones for his error with a vital block.
30' March and Gross combine down the right flank, and the latter probes into the inside-right channel. Telles has to get back to divert March's cross behind for a corner.
29' OVER! Gross lifts a long ball into the United box from a free-kick and Welbeck attacks it first-time from the inside-left channel, only to lift his effort over the bar.
28' United have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 10 Premier League away games since a 1-0 win at Norwich in December.
26' Bissouma catches Elanga with a late boot and is fortunate to escape a booking. Ronaldo is not happy that United were not awarded a free-kick.
25' BLOCK! Trossard collects an offload from Cucurella down the left flank and surges into the box. He looks for space to fire at goal on his right foot, only to see his effort blocked by McTominay.
23' United had a slow start to the game and were duly punished by the Seagulls. However, the visitors are starting to string together passes.
21' WIDE! Fernandes lifts a dangerous cross into the box from the resulting corner that is deflected into the path of Matic. He lines up a strike at goal, but he scuffs his attempt well wide of the target.
20' BLOCK! Matic is allowed room to run into the Brighton box before he offloads to Mata to fire at goal, but Caicedo is alert to divert it behind.
18' Fernandes steers a dangerous cross into the box for the visitors, but no one is on the same page and the ball trickles out for a goal-kick.
16' Brighton are unbeaten in 11 matches when scoring the first goal in the Premier League this season, winning nine of those games.
M. Caicedo
15' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAICEDO FIRES BRIGHTON AHEAD WITH A CRISP STRIKE!!!! 1-0!!!!!! United fail to clear the danger from a cross into the box before Caicedo produces a fine effort to beat De Gea. A cross from the left flank from Cucurella causes problems in the penalty area before Gross lines up a strike. His effort is charged down by Lindelof, but Caicedo gathers 20 yards from goal and produces a precision shot that travels through a crowd before finding the bottom-left corner.
13' Gross targets Dunk with his cross into the box and the defender does well to steer a cross towards Welbeck in the middle. However, United man have enough men back and Lindelof clears at the near post.
12' McTominay catches Gross with a late challenge and hands a free-kick to the home side just inside the United half.
9' Telles collects from Mata on the left flank and he angles a cross into the box that Bissouma directs away from Ronaldo.
7' Matic turns away from Bissouma, but catches the midfielder with a stray hand. The midfielder requires treatment, but he is okay to continue.
5' Gross tries to apply pressure on Fernandes deep in United territory, but he fouls the Portuguese to ease the tension on the Red Devils.
3' March makes a burst down the right flank and he wins a corner off the legs of Telles. Brighton have a bright start.
2' WIDE! Welbeck rises to attack a cross from Trossard into the United box, but he can only send his effort wide of the target.
1' We're under way at the Amex Stadium.
Having won two of their first three Premier League games against Manchester United, Brighton have lost each of their last six against the Red Devils.
United are unchanged from their win over Brentford. Mata continues to operate in a three-man supporting line behind Ronaldo alongside Fernandes and Elanga. Fred remains on the bench as McTominay and Matic hold down the middle of the park. Maguire returns to the bench, but there's no place in the squad for Eric Bailly.
Brighton have made one change to their side that beat Wolves last time out. Enock Mwepu misses out with a groin injury and is replaced in the final third by Gross. Welbeck continues to lead the line ahead of Maupay for the Seagulls.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard, Fred, Edinson Cavani, Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alvaro Fernandez, Alejandro Garnacho.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic; Anthony Elanga, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes; Cristiano Ronaldo.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster, Neal Maupay, Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate, Jason Steele, Shane Duffy, Odeluga Offiah, Evan Ferguson.
BRIGHTON (3-4-3): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Marc Cucurella; Solly March, Yves Bissouma, Moises Caicedo, Leandro Trossard; Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck, Alexis Mac Allister.
After disappointing results against Liverpool, Arsenal and a drab draw with Chelsea, United found a semblance of form against Brentford on Monday. Ralf Rangnick's men secured a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford to keep the club in contention for a Champions League place, although with only two matches to play, the Red Devils need a victory tonight to put the pressure on Arsenal and Tottenham. The short-term future of United could hinge on their performance tonight.
Brighton put their setback of spurning a two-goal lead against Southampton behind them last week by beating Wolves 3-0 on the road. Graham Potters men have won three of their last five matches in the Premier League, with their only defeat coming against Manchester City. However, the Seagulls will be concerned about their home form, having not won at the Amex Stadium since Boxing Day. Potter will be urging his team to capitalise on a United team not firing on all cylinders.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the Amex Stadium.